• Echo Ion Reel - ION-
  • Echo Ion Reel - ION-
  • Echo Ion Reel - ION-
  • Echo Ion Reel - ION-
  • Echo Ion Reel - ION-
  • Echo Ion Reel - ION-
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  • Maintenance-free Rulon disc drag with low start-up resistance
  • Backlash-free, instant drag reaction from one-way roller clutch bearing
  • Positive position click drag knob
  • Lightweight, hybrid design balances with lighter rods
  • Incoming/outgoing audible click
  • Durable solid alloy construction
  • Fast line pickup large arbor spool
Retail: $79.95
Price: $59.99
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    The Echo Ion Reels are the best fly fishing reels we have seen in the less than $100 category. They are a hybrid design, in that they are injection molded cast aluminum, then they are machined to very exacting tolerances. This operation gives many of the benefits associated with reels that are machined from bar-stock, but with a huge reduction in manufacturing costs. This results in massive savings to the consumer (you).
    These reels contain ball bearings and a cork disc drag system, all of which are encapsulated in a waterproof carrier. The drag is smooth and fully adjustable. The reels are pained matte black. Internal parts are stainless steel.

    These reels are strong enough for light saltwater use, but they are not anodized with anti corrosion coating. Extra care would be required in cleaning and lubricating all surfaces that come in contact with saltwater. Therefore we recommend these reels for freshwater use only. There are four sizes, two trout reels and two steelhead/Spey reels. For the two Spey size reels there is an optional one-and-a-half ounce solid brass drag knob sold as an accessory to add weight to allow these lightweight reels balance heavier two-hand rods. Ions will be popular for beginning anglers, guides who provide tackle and experienced anglers who need back-up tackle. There is great probability you will not be able to find a better deal on a reel unless you steal it.

    Ion 2/3

    Arbor diameter: 1.7" Outside diameter: 2.9" Width: .9"
    Capacity: WF2F line with 100 yards of #20 backing
    Capacity: WF3F line with 75 yards of #20 backing

    Ion 4/5

    Arbor diameter: 1.7" Outside diameter: 3.4" Width: 1.2"
    Capacity: WF4F line with 175 yards of #20 backing
    Capacity: WF5F line with 150 yards of #20 backing

    Ion 6/7

    Arbor diameter: 2.1" Outside diameter: 3.7" Width: 1.2"
    Capacity: WF6F line with 150 yards of #20 backing
    Capacity: WF7F line with 135 yards of #20 backing

    Ion 7/9

    Arbor diameter: 2.1" Outside diameter: 3.9" Width: 1.3"
    Capacity: WF8F line with 200 yards of #20 backing
    Capacity: WF9F line with 175 yards of #20 backing

    Ion 8/10

    Arbor diameter: 2.0" Outside diameter: 3.9" Width: 1.5"
    Capacity: WF8F line with 250 yards of #30 backing
    Capacity: WF10F line with 200 yards of #30 backing

    Ion 10/12

    Arbor diameter: 2.4" Outside diameter: 4.7" Width: 1.5"
    Capacity: WF10F line with 250 yards of #30 backing
    Capacity: WF12F line with 200 yards of #30 backing